Shell confirms gas-bearing reservoir in Egypt’s Mediterranean Sea

Nov. 22, 2023
Shell Egypt drilled the first well in its Mina West three-well exploration campaign in North East El-Amriya block in the Mediterranean Sea.

Shell Egypt drilled the first well in its Mina West three-well exploration campaign in North East El-Amriya block in the Mediterranean Sea. Primary data confirmed the presence of a gas-bearing reservoir.

Further evaluation of the acquired data is required to determine the size and recoverable potential of the discovery, the company said in a release Nov. 21.

The well was drilled by Stena Drilling’s Stena Forth mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) in about 250 m of water in the Nile Delta.

In September, Shell plc subsidiary BG International Ltd. agreed to farm out a 40% interest in the North East El-Amriya offshore area (Block 3) in the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC) subsidiary KUFPEC (Egypt) Ltd. (KEL) (OGJ Online, Sept. 22, 2023).